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Published On: Thu, Sep 5th, 2013

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt make Sydney headlines as they bring family for ‘Unbroken’ shoot

The buzz is still intense in Australia as Hollywood superstars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will be taking up resident for a couple of months while filming the World War II drama Unbroken.

Photos from the Los Angeles to Sydney show Jolie with their children Shiloh, Maddox, Pax, Zahara Marley, Vivienne and Knox travelling to the land down under.

2010 photo by Gage Skidmore

2010 photo by Gage Skidmore

Universal and Fox Studios are partnering to film Unbroken, the true story of Olympic track star and war hero Louie Zamperini, who survived for 47 days without food or water when his airforce plane crashed in the Pacific in 1943. He endured shark attacks, aerial attacks and hunger before being captured by the Japanese and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Oscar-winning film-makers Joel and Ethan Coen have rewritten the screenplay after earlier drafts by William Nicholson (Les Miserables) and Richard LaGravenese (Behind the Candelabra).

Universal has scheduled the movie for American release on Christmas Day 2014, with production scheduled to start this month.

In July, Jolie said in a statement: ‘‘I’ve had the privilege of spending a great deal of time with Louie Zamperini, who is a hero of mine, and now — I am proud to say — a dear friend. I am deeply honoured to be telling his extraordinary story, and I will do my absolute best to give him the film he deserves.”

Unbroken movie poster

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